Congratulations! You have taken a big step toward better hearing and communication. Here are a few tips to help you adjust to your new hearing aids.
The first few weeks with new hearing aids can be difficult. Your brain needs to learn how to adjust to all the sounds in the environment that you may have not heard (or not heard as well) over the past few years. Please be patient and do what works best for you during this transition time. Many new hearing instrument wearers like to put the hearing aids on in the morning, and leave them on throughout the day and learn to adjust to the new sounds they are hearing. Others prefer to take a more gradual approach and wear the hearing aids for a few hours each day, gradually working up to all waking hours. Over time, your brain will begin to “tune out” sounds that are less important and assign more focus to the sounds that are important to hear. This process can take quite some time, please be patient and be sure to maintain open communication with your audiologist.